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Standoff Situations

The Standoff Situations topic page offers a variety of tactical tips and strategic concepts to make sure the innocents are spared, the subject is secured, and the officers go home safely. When a suspect is barricaded in place, many things must happen for a successful resolution, such as setting up outer and inner perimeters, and making contact with the subject.
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September 17, 2014

Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

37-year-old Christopher Mitchell came out of a residence with a .22-caliber gun to his head as officers formed a perimeter around the house.
September 09, 2014

Ohio cops TASER murder suspect armed with knife

Murder suspect seeking 'suicide by cop' led officers on a foot pursuit that ended in a standoff in the waters of Lake Erie
September 09, 2014

1 deputy killed, 1 shot in SC

A deputy was killed and another injured in a shooting Monday night.
September 02, 2014

Suspected carjacker shot by police in Portland freeway standoff

The ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway.
August 21, 2014

Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Kajieme Powell tried to attack two officers with a steak knife and approached police while shouting, "Shoot me! Kill me now!"
August 19, 2014

2 Ill. officers shot; woman and children held hostage

Two police officers have been shot and at least one suspect is holding a woman and multiple children hostage.
August 17, 2014

3-year-old girl killed in Md. shootout between man, police

Police said the man shot at officers and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday.
August 15, 2014

Calif. cop shoots, kills drill-wielding woman who threatened family

Woman called 911 and said she was going to kill her family with an Uzi if the cops didn't show up.
August 13, 2014

Texas man 'starting new nation' fires AK-47 at cops, firefighters

60-year-old man who shot at officers and firefighters Monday espoused anti-government views and claimed to be starting his own nation called "Doug-E-Stan."



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